Techno, Detroit’s Finest

Techno music was developed in the heart of Detroit, Michigan in 1980. Techno is a combination of African American music styling, with inspirations from Chicago, funk, electric jazz, and synthesizers. The music is synthesized by a number of computer based beats and instrumentalist sounds. ” The Belleville Three”, Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson are known for creating techno music. Techno became very popular being played internationally in European clubs and all across American at parties, house functions, clubs and more. 

Techno music was developed in the 1980s and was influenced by mixtures of different types of sounds including: electro, funk, and electric jazz. The style of techno was influenced by futuristic themes that become the top tier style of American culture during that time. Techno is also very intersectional, there is acid techno, Detroit techno, ambient techno, and industrial techno. Which are all similar but have distinct sounds.

Popular techno artists include:

 Jeff Mills

 Green Velvet

 Inner City

 Carl Cox




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